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Taking good care of your car is important, especially your tires. Not only are bad tires unsafe but if they are not cared for properly they can end up costing you a lot of money over time. By doing regular maintenance on your tires you will not have to replace them as often, your car will improve on energy efficiency and fuel economy and you will enhance the safety of you and all of your passengers. Here are some easy things that you can do at home to maintain your car tires.
Inspection. After a long drive or even after your car has been sitting for a long period of time, inspect your car tires for damage or any significant wear and tear. Sometimes all you need to do is glance at your tires and you will be able to see the problem. Form a habit of inspecting your tires and if anything seems odd, bring it in to get looked at.
Rotate your tires. This is the best way to prevent uneven wear and tear on your tire tread. Rotating your tires are also important for balanced handling. It is recommended that you get your car tires rotated once or twice a year. Rotation is a simple thing to get done on your car that will prolong the life of your tires.
Be cautious of the load index. Your tires can only hold so much weight for so long. Refrain from overloading your tires as doing so could lead to overheating and eventual destruction of your tires. Of course, appropriate weight varies based on car type and tire type so consult your owner’s manual or give us a call here at Midtown Autoworks for more information.
Just like all other parts of your car, take good care of your tires. It is safer, it will cost you less money down the road, and will make your car run longer as well.
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